WMU News

Willie Nelson in concert at Miller Auditorium

Sept. 20, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Country music legend Willie Nelson will be at Miller Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 1, for a single concert performance beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from $42 to $20 and are available through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at 616 387-2300, the Epic Center in downtown Kalamazoo, and on the Web at <www.millerauditorium.com>.

In his long and eclectic career, Willie Nelson has recorded country music, standards and gospel. Now with the release of Milk Cow Blues, his third album for Island Records, Willie Nelson has added the blues to his extensive musical repertoire.

Growing up in a tiny central Texas farming community of Abbott, Willie Nelson is no stranger to the blues. Hearing gospel from his grandparents, blues and Mexican corridas from the migrant and tenant farmers, and country and Western Swing hits on the airwaves has inevitably created his own style. From his 1975 breakthrough album, RedHeaded Stranger, to his current blues album, Willie Nelson has made a mark in musical history.

Media contact: Bethany Gibson, 616 387-2370, bethany.gibson@wmich.edu

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